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Vehicular Homicide

You may have allowed your mind to wander momentarily while driving. You may have had one too many or made a rash decision. You may have simply been in the wrong place at the wrong time. Whatever the particular facts in your case, you now face the very serious charge of vehicular homicide. Obtaining strong and effective defense representation is essential.

Gilroy Napoli Short Law Group is a team of experienced criminal defense attorneys who vigorously represent people charged with vehicular homicide, manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. We thoroughly investigate each case, argue effectively at trial and in negotiations, and seek the best possible outcome for every client.

To learn more about potential defense strategies and how we can help you, call Gilroy Napoli Short Law Group at 503-747-7198.

Vehicular Homicide Charges in Oregon

When reckless or negligent driving behavior results in a death, the driver could be charged with one of three felony crimes:

Manslaughter in the first degree — A Measure 11 offense. Conviction carries a mandatory 10-year prison sentence with no chance of parole. To obtain a conviction, the state must show that the driver acted recklessly with extreme indifference to human life.

Manslaughter in the second degree — A Measure 11 offense. Conviction carries a mandatory 75-month prison sentence with no chance of parole. The state must show that the driver acted recklessly.

Criminally negligent homicide — There is no mandatory sentence. The state must show that the person acted negligently.

Keep in mind that the state must prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. Our job is to make that as difficult for the prosecution as we can. When representing you, we will carefully examine every aspect of your case, looking for a way to defeat the state’s case or reduce the charge.

Circumstances may be such that the accident was the other driver’s fault, not yours. Our firm retains the services of accident reconstruction professionals, road safety experts and other professionals to determine how accidents happen and who was responsible. Gilroy Napoli Short Law Group will do everything we can to obtain a positive outcome for you.

We Will Stand With You

During this difficult time, you and your family will be tested like never before. The Portland vehicular homicide attorneys at Gilroy Napoli Short Law Group will be there beside you, providing vigorous representation and seeking the best possible outcome.

Free Consultation — Get Legal Help Today

To discuss a vehicular homicide case with an experienced criminal defense lawyer, call Gilroy Napoli Short Law Group at 503-747-7198 or contact us by email. We represent people in Portland, Salem, Beaverton, Hillsboro and elsewhere in Oregon.

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